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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What to do if you’re injured while skydiving


    Skydiving is a popular activity, which is guaranteed to set pulses racing and get the adrenalin pumping. Every year, many people sky dive without any issues at all, but this is a dangerous activity, which carries risks. If you’ve been injured while skydiving or you’ve suffered injuries as a result of a travel accident, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim personal injury compensation.

    Skydiving injuries

    Skydiving is often described as one the most exhilarating experiences out there, but it is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous activities you can try. Examples of injuries, which may be sustained as a result of skydiving include:

    • whiplash
    • minor cuts and grazes
    • broken bones
    • sprains
    • head injuries
    • spinal injuries

    Preventing skydiving injuries

    Skydiving is a dangerous pursuit and anyone who is preparing to do a sky dive should be made aware of the potential risks before they agree to go ahead and jump. All skydivers should be provided with a comprehensive safety briefing before they get into the plane.

    Skydiving instructors in the UK are required to comply with stringent health and safety procedures set out by the British Parachute Association, but such strict measures may not be in place in other countries. If you’re planning to do a sky dive while travelling abroad, make sure you check the details of your travel insurance policy carefully and ensure you use a reputable company, which is registered and approved with the relevant governing authority in that country.

    Always pay attention to the safety talk and don’t hesitate to ask questions if you’re unsure of anything before you fly.

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    Can I claim compensation?

    If you’ve been injured abroad or you’ve been involved in a holiday accident, you may be able to claim travel accident compensation. If you have proof that you were not to blame for your injuries and the incident occurred within the last three years, you may have a valid case.

    Visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website to take the 30-second eligibility test or contact the 24-hour helpline to find out more about holiday accident compensation and discuss your claim with a professional. The compensation you receive could help to ease financial pressures associated with extra travel costs, loss of income, medical fees and rehabilitation costs. Our firm operates on a no-win no-fee* basis and boasts many years of experience.

    Call us today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, for more information and to start your claims process.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.